Interactive Bulletin Boards

Instant Messaging

Create a bulletin board that has space for each student's name and space for about 10 sticky notes. A good way to do this is to divide the board horizontally into sections for each student. Place a small piece of Velcro on the left side of each section. You will also need to have cards made up with each student's name. You will place the other side of the Velcro on the back of these name cards. Place the cards in a container next to this bulletin board. Have students come up to the board, pick a name card, and stick it in a space on the board. Then they should write a short message to the student on a sticky note and place it next to the recipient's name. Throughout the day, each student should go to the board to choose a name card and write them a note and they also need to check the board for notes written to them. They can respond to these notes, and they can continue to "instant message" each other throughout the week.

More Interactive Bulletin Boards Ideas

Cool School Sites
Instant Messaging
Flags of the Olympics
Pin the Stem on the Pumpkin
Turkey Probability
Name that Sport
Icebreaker Puzzle
Who’s Who?
Musical Notes
Learning Another Language
Long Division
Valentine’s Scramble
Foods of the World
World Landmarks
President Matching
Match the Picture to the Word
FLU Chart
Axis & Allies
Labeling Cells
Who’s Who
Weights and Balances
Sorting Leaves
Parts of a Sentence
Telling Time
Fruit or Vegetable
Fairytale Map
Graphing Names
Immigration to America
Name Those Bones
Crossword Puzzle
How do you like your eggs?
Time Zones
Who’s Who in the Age of Exploration?
Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical
Age of Exploration Timeline
Art Styles
Flags of The World
Secret Message
Group Story-Making
Show and Know Your Fractions
Show Me The Money
Animal Classification
Habitat Connection
Classification Train
The Human Body
Where in the World?
Millennium Around the World